Windows XP - Making your mouse left-handed
Open the ' Start ' menu by clicking on the ' Start ' button or by pressing the ' Windows ' logo key (located between the ' Ctrl ' + ' Alt ' keys on most keyboards) alternatively press ' Ctrl ' + ' Esc '.
Click on ' Control Panel ' or press ' C ' until ' Control Panel ' is selected and then press ' Enter ' if necessary.
Note: in earlier versions of XP you will need to click on ' Settings ' or press the letter ' S ' on the keyboard first.
If you see the text ' Pick a category ' (see Fig 1) as the main title on the page and under the Control Panel title you can see ' Switch to Classic View ' you need to click the ' Switch to Classic View ' (you are currently in 'Category View') by clicking on the link or by pressing tab until the ' Switch to Classic View ' is selected and then press ' Enter '.
Once in 'Classic View' double click on ' Mouse ' or press the ' M ' key repeatedly until ' Mouse ' is highlighted and then press ' Enter'.
The ' Mouse Properties ' page should be displayed (see Fig 2)
If you are not already looking at the ' Buttons ' tab, either click on it or press ' Ctrl ' + 'Tab ' until it is at the front.
Click the checkbox marked ' Switch primary and secondary buttons ' to set the mouse buttons up for left-handed use.
Click ' OK ' or press ' Enter ' to confirm your choice and exit the ' Mouse Properties' page.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.
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